Wednesday 27 May 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 146

Its the last Wednesday of May (eeekkk!!) which means that its time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps. The theme for this weeks challenge is the immensely popular:

                                                   ANYTHING GOES

This means you can make anything your heart desires with regards to papercrafting. So get out those new craft goodies or old ones you haven't used for a while. Or maybe try that new technique you've been thinking about. All is welcome!!

The sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations and they are giving a $10 gift certificate to the winner. Yay!!!

I decided it was time to play around with some patterned paper which has been very overlooked lately. I saw the latest sketch at Retro Sketches  and loved the stacked coffee cups.

I knew exactly what to do with regards to the cups but it took me almost an hour to decide on the papers. My creative flow doesn't happen so smoothly when papers become part of the design for some reason. I almost gave up when I found the perfect pairing:

I started by stamping the coffee mugs and fussy cutting before adding foam tape and adhering to a white CS panel. I cut a slightly wider panel of the woodgrain paper and used a waffle die along the side. I also cut a panel of the sentiment paper and adhered it to the card front. That way I could put the waffle panel over top, followed by the mug panel. I decided not to do a sentiment as I had the 'smile' in black on the patterend paper in a column that really stood out. Only one strip of white CS....yikes!!

The patterned papers are from Kaisercraft 'Happy Snaps' and the coffee mug stamp from Paper Smooches 'Cyber Cafe'. The stitched-waffle die is from Pretty Pink Posh.

You have one week to enter the Addicted to Stamps challenge. The rest of the Design Team have put together some amazing projects on the blog to give you some ideas, if you need a push in the 'inspiration' department. Can't wait to see what you create!!

Take care


  1. I just love your take on this sketch Shona!! Brilliant match up of cups with the papers!! YUM YUM...I'm thinking coffee!! :)

  2. I just love your take on this sketch Shona!! Brilliant match up of cups with the papers!! YUM YUM...I'm thinking coffee!! :)

  3. Fun take on that sketch - I know, I am just repeating what Vicki said, but I love your card!

  4. I love your crisp, clean coffee mugs and the scallop on the border is so pretty, Shona! You did an amazing job on the sketch...Love this card!

  5. Love the DSP combined with that scalloped edge. Anyone for a cuppa?

  6. Such a cute card! Love your wonderful take on that sketch.

  7. love how you used that patterned paper

  8. LOVE this Shona! So fun with the coffee mugs!

  9. Great interpretation of the sketch. :)

  10. I do like your take on the sketch! The papers are just super - great work.

  11. Love your take on the sketch, Shona! Great use of patterned paper!

  12. OHHHHHH....this is as cute as they come! I love your card

  13. Oh I never seen you with Design Paper Shona..
    this is so sweeett
    love your choice of DP and lovely color you choose for the MUGs
    Great using the sketch too
    sweet card my friend..
    I am sorry I sent you 3 Mails ..did you get it..
    I was asking your fav colors..will start to design your bday card cause August we go to Croatia afraid your card will not be sent from Croatia hehehe..

  14. Marvelous, Shona, utterly marvelous! Your pairing of the paper with the coffee mugs is delightful (I could use a cup or four right now!). My once-upon-a-time love affair for patterned papers seems to have slipped by the wayside; now, I don't even know what to do with them! Eeeek...Maybe a whole bunch of cute envelopes *grin* Adore your card...

  15. A gorgeous take on the sketch Shona and a cute and fun card.
    Love how you've used some patterned paper too. Sarah x

  16. Love your fun card Shona - very cool! Xx

  17. Nicely put together, Shona. Loving the sentiment paper x

  18. So fun and so cute, Shona ... great co-ordination with the coffee cups and DP! I have the same issue with DP ... never comes easy! I'm in serious catch up mode ... will be back for more! Anita :)